Dogen Zenji, Japanese Buddhist Monk and Poet

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Dogen Zenji
  • Also known as: Dogen Kigen; Eihei Dogen; Koso Joyo Daishi; Bussho Dento Kokushi
  • Birth: January 19, 1200, Kyoto, Japan
  • Death: September 22, 1253, Kyoto, Japan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Who he was: Japanese Buddhist monk and poet whose writings include "Bendowa"; "Bussho"; "Genjokoan"; "Uji"; Eihei Koroku (Dogen's Extensive Record); Eihei Shingi (the first Japanese Zen monastic code)

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